Slattery Auctions & Valuations have the “Holy Trinity” of final-release HSV vehicles in their upcoming ‘HSV and Collectables’ online auction. Led by the iconic GTSR W1 – the most powerful production car ever built in Australia - there’s also a GTSR and GTSR Maloo on offer.
The auction, which runs from 29 September to 9 October, has other prestige and luxury cars, too, but the HSV GTSR trio are the marquee lots. All three are one owner vehicles, located in South Australia. The trio also have low kilometres (only 144km on the W1) and have been very well cared for.
When HSV announced in early 2017 that production based on Australian-made Commodores would end that year, they also revealed that the last of the line would be built across two series – the ’30 Years’ range and the ‘GTSR’ range. The former included ClubSport R8 sedan and wagon, Maloo R8, Senator Signature and GTS, all with increased power and torque from the 6.2-litre LSA V8, a modified exhaust and torque vectoring as standard across the range. Special “30 Years” anniversary identification was standard, too, including badging, sill plates, window decals, floor mats and a unique engine build plate.
As good as the 30 Years range was, it was the GTSR Range that HSV enthusiasts really wanted. After an absence of more than two decades, HSV brought the GTSR badge back for the final year of Commodore-based production, applying it to sedans and utes.
The farewell GTSR range consisted of the GTSR sedan, GTSR Maloo ute and GTSR W1 sedan. The W1 was a big step up from the GTSR, with examples selling for huge amounts over the list price of $169,990 soon after release. Some sellers are still asking $400,000 or more for W1s today.
Slattery HSV and Collectables Auction highlights
- 2017 GTSR W1 – 474kW LS9 V8, 6-speed manual, Son of a Gun grey, carbon fibre trim, one of 275 built, ultra-low kms
- 2017 GTSR - LSA V8, 6-speed auto, Light My Fire paint, low kms
- 2017 GTSR Maloo – LSA V8, 6-speed manual, Phantom Black, as-new tray, low kms
More details on each of the three GTSRs offered by Slattery Auctions & Valuations follows.
2017 HSV GTSR
Carrying a new-look front fascia that was also applied to the rest of the MY17 HSV GTSR range, the GTSR sedan also featured a new rear fascia, diffuser and ‘Aeroflow’ spoiler shared with the GTSR W1. Wider front guards were added to fit the 20x9-inch ‘SV Panorama’ forged alloy wheels that were wider than what was available on HSV’s 30 Years range.
Priced from $109,490 before options and ORCs, the MY17 GTSR also came with Magnetic Ride Control suspension, AP Racing brakes with 6-piston calipers on 410mm front discs and Continental ContiSportContact SP tyres as standard. Traction Control, Launch Control, Torque Vectoring and Electric Power Steering were also standard.
New HSV Podium front seats trimmed in Alcantara and leather were introduced, along with red contrast stitching throughout the cabin.
Under the bonnet, the GTSR’s 6.2-litre LSA engine came with a new air filter that increased power from the supercharged V8 to 435kW, while the bi-modal exhaust system was modified to open earlier in the rev range.
Customer demand saw GTSR production reach 1,270 units. The GTSR going to auction with Slatterys is build #0205 and was completed by HSV in 10/17. The car’s ‘Light My Fire’ metallic orange paint is one of three new colours HSV introduced for 2017.
Delivered new to South Australia, this car’s odometer reads 15,306km at time of consignment and it appears to be in exceptional condition inside and out. GTSR options fitted to this car include a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, sunroof and GTSR-branded car cover.
View the listing HERE
2017 HSV GTSR Maloo
Costing $96,990 when new in 2017, the GTSR Maloo ute arrived with many of the same features as the GTSR sedan, including the redesigned front fascia, wider front guards, wider wheels and tyres, a more powerful 435kW LSA V8 and updated interior – all part of what HSV called “track-inspired styling and performance DNA”.
As with the GTSR, the GTSR Maloo’s SV Panorama five-spoke alloys were finished in Hyper Dark Stainless with subtle GTSR branding on one spoke. The lockable hard tonneau on this vehicle was a staple feature by 2017, along with the integrated HSV Performance sail plane sports bar.
Being a ute, the GTSR Maloo got a different rear end treatment than the sedans. This was redesigned for the 2017 model, with a lower, wider diffuser and quad exhaust outlets.
This particular GTSR Maloo is finished in the popular Phantom Black and fitted with the standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission. The only option selected by the original owner appears to be the branded car cover that was also available for the GTSR and GTSR W1.
With the highest mileage of the three GTSRs consigned, the Maloo also appears to have the most use, with minor wear evident on the driver’s seat. It still presents outstandingly well, though, both inside and out. The HSV tag shows it was build #267 (of 606 total), completed by HSV on 28/9/17. Odometer reading is 18,461km. All books and documentation showing this vehicle’s service history are included.
View the listing HERE.
2017 HSV GTSR W1
The GTSR W1 was the last great hurrah for HSV’s Australian production-based models, so they went out with a bang. More powerful and equipped with many features that were unique to the model, the W1 was priced at a whopping $169,990 + ORCs when new in 2017.
While the W1 looked like a GTSR at first glance, there were several differences and the biggest one was under the bonnet. Instead of the LSA, the W1 was fitted with an LS9 V8 of the same type that went into Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR1. While of the same 6.2-litre capacity as the LSA, the LS9 featured a dry sump, forged aluminium pistons and other changes.
HSV developed a special carbon fibre airbox for this engine, with the larger supercharger helping to push peak power from 435kW to 474kW. Maximum torque of 815Nm was equivalent to what V8 Supercars of the period were putting out.
A Tremec six-speed manual was the only transmission available for the GTSR W1, fitted with a new gear set designed to keep engine rpm more centred around the maximum power output.
The GTSR W1 also got ‘SupaShock’ suspension that the other GTSR models didn’t. The same suspension supplied to selected V8 Supercars teams, SupaShocks offered the lowest fiction losses of any damper commonly available and were designed to offer exceptional handling at speed.
Another W1 exclusive was Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres, but the braking package was the same as the other GTSR models.
W1 cosmetic differences started with a matt black finish for the SV Panorama wheels, shadow chrome finish for the exhaust outlets, carbon fibre front guard vents and a carbon fibre rear spoiler.
Inside, the HSV Podium seats were trimmed in Alcantara and leather like the other GTSRs, but added unique diamond-quilted stitching. An Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and shifter boot that was optional on the other two GTSR models was standard on the W1.
Just 275 units of the GTSR W1 were built for Australia, with an additional 23 going to New Zealand. This car is #115, finished in Son of a Gun grey that was one of three new colours HSV introduced in 2017.
The original owner requested a sunroof, along with the car cover, which in the case of the W1, included the car’s individual build number. Reflecting the W1’s exalted status, this one has covered just 144km and presents like new inside and out.
As the premium offering in the Slattery auction, starting bid on this car is $200,000.
View the listing HERE.
The Slattery Auctions’ HSV and Collectables Auction also features a 2014 HSV GTS Maloo, HSV ClubSport R8, 2012 Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and 2004 Maserati Quattroporte. Online bidding opens from 5:30pm on Friday, 29 September, and closes at 7:30PM on Thursday, 9 October (AEST). For more details, click HERE.